|ACCOUNTS Version||Features||Annual Fee|
|Standard||One simultaneous user, annual payments required to keep using it, up to 5 organizations/databases||$95, includes email support and upgrades|
|OnDemand or Local Network||Up to 5 simultaneous users or over 5 organizations/databases, annual payments required to keep using it||$165, includes email support and upgrades|
|Upgrading||From the Standard to the 5 simultaneous user Local Network or OnDemand versions||Varies, see below for details|
|Phone Support||Per-incident for phone support rather than email support, at your request.||$25, only available for users paid up for email support|
After your first Annual Fee payment in 2022 or later, you will need to pay again in each subsequent year of use, in order to be entitled to keep using the program.
In addition, if you are running the OnDemand version, or you have paid in 2022 or later and are runing Release # 3.00 or later of the Standard or Local Network version, once a year's Annual Fee payment has expired, and after a 30-day grace period, the program will stop working without further payment. Your data will still be there! As soon as you pay again and get an updated license key, you will be able to access it.
Paying the Annual Fee entitles you to:
Once you have paid your Annual Fee for ACCOUNTS each year, and received an email receipt for it, you can request a license key to convert your 60-day evaluation version of ACCOUNTS to the full unrestricted version, or continue your usage in future years, through the program's Evaluation and Licensing window. Any data you have entered up to that point will be unaffected by this process.
Good to Know
Pay your Annual Fee for ACCOUNTS by using a credit card via PayPal.
Multiple Users with Multiple Databases
The Standard, Local Network and OnDemand versions of ACCOUNTS allow you to have multiple databases for multiple organizations, through the File ⇒ New Database and File ⇒ Open Database menu options, at no extra charge (up to 5 for the Standard version at no extra charge). If you have multiple people using the program (which we call "users"), all of whom regularly use the multiple databases, that is fine.
However, if there really is just one main person using each database, who is different from the main person using each other database, and other users never (or only rarely) access that database, that is not the intention of our allowing this to be done at no extra charge. In that case, we would expect that the main user for each organization / database would register and pay for the program separately.
For instance, if one user uses ACCOUNTS for two organizations, but occasionally another user needs to look at both of those databases, or take over while the first user is away on vacation, that's fine.
But suppose you have one primary user using ACCOUNTS for one organization, and a different primary user using ACCOUNTS for another organization, with perhaps occasional switching places while one or the other is on vacation. If they have only one registration and payment, and they are using multiple databases through File ⇒ New Database and File ⇒ Open Database and using one of the multiple user options, that would not be considered to be a reasonable application of our pricing structure. They should register and pay separately.
You can always upgrade from the Standard version to the 5 simultaneous user Local Network or OnDemand version, by paying as follows:
Then you install the desired version as you normally would, usually starting by installing the Local Network Server version on top of your existing Standard version, or installing the OnDemand Client and following the installation and conversion instructions.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you need help calculating the correct price for this upgrade. These non-standard payment amounts can be paid online, if you wish, through the Custom Payment option on the Payment page.